Monday, August 12, 2013

Raise the Noodle

A  L  O  H  A !

"I love my view of Honolulu

this worm, or noodle
has emerged
 from the murky depths
of the Ala Wai canal.

It seems benign,
 if ugly,
and decidedly
 un-tropical paradise

It was a submerged 
sewer by-pass
enabling the 
City & County of Honolulu
to repair Waikiki's aging

 these Civil Saint George's
are slaying the scaly thing:
draining, floating,
preparing it 
to be hoist away.

are the ACTUAL persons
who keep our infrastructure
ALL over the world.
Let's appreciate them!

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Anonymous said...

The view toward sunset seems more pristine. I don't recall the canal being such a poopy brown. Hope it doesn't turn into Flush Creek. Those workers have a tough job to slay and remove the dragon from a boat! DrumMajor

21 Wits said...

Absolutely, long live their lives and duties, safely and soundly! Thank you so much!

Teresa said...

Interesting post. I am so glad that the infrastructure is being properly cared for!

TexWisGirl said...

a very good point.

Willow said...

Hurray for infrastructure workers !
I love the way you care about everyone Cloudia. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Yuck. Glad they are slaying it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Absolutely Cloudia, we couldn't survive so 'pristinely' without them :) That's rather an odd sight though.

Rosaria Williams said...

Yes! Our public servants keep us floating along enjoying our cities.

On another note:
Hubby and I are taking our first trip to Hawaii in the fall. Your writing and photos have been beckoning...

Anonymous said...

Loved the title of this post.

Cloudia said...


Thanks Each of YOU :-)

Adam said...

that's a tough job

DeniseinVA said...

Most definitely, we must appreciate them for keeping us all safe. Love your view of Honolulu :)

DeniseinVA said...

I do so love your little typewritten fishy and kitty.

Anita said...

ilove your view too from Honolulu:)))Wish i stayed there:))))

Daryl said...

not at all attractive .... but hey life's not all tropical paradise

Betty Manousos said...

very good point.

and i love honolulu!

amazing sky in the first photo.

have a great week ahead.
(loved reading your was very smart. thanks for the smiles.)

the walking man said...

I truly wish people did notice and appreciate that people real people earning a living make the things most take for granted happen.

During the Chap 9 about to happen in Detroit municipal workers pensions are only guaranteed in the state's constitution. It is amazing really a cop or firefighter averages a $30,000 per year pension and anon uniform worker roughly $20,000. I read a boatload of comments that come after the article and it seems as if most people think that is CEO type pensions.

The worst part though is the Uniform (Cops,EMS, Firefighters) don't have the opportunity to pay into Social Security so that is their income and if they worked in the private sector enough quarters to get SS it is reduced by the amount of their pension.

These men and women need some of that Aloha spirit sent their way. It could be rough going for all pensioners in bankruptcy but especially them that do the hardest job of jobs in a deadly city.

Elephant's Child said...

I love that you are singing the song of these 'unsung heroes'.

Friko said...

I certainly do.
The people beavering away to keep our lives healthy and, ahem, free-flowing, deserve all our thanks.

Vanessa Victoria Kilmer said...

Fascinating. And I definitely appreciate these workers.

Brian Miller said...

def we should appreciate those that keep the infrastructure working...most of what they do we never see....

Erika said...

You have a gorgeous view.
Ciao Cloudia!!!

Kay said...

Would you believe that when I read your post title, I thought you were going to write about saimin? Well, this was even more interesting! Great photos, Cloudia.

Cynthia said...

I'm glad you explained the noodle as I was very curious about what it was. You sure live in a beautiful place.

Cloudia said...

Thanks Friends!

Walking Man sure tells some important truths!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Looks dangerous !

Cloudia said...


Couture Carrie said...

Thanks to the team tackling the noodle.

Love that first pic!


dr.antony said...

Hi Claudia

After so long. I am going through your earlier posts.

The first picture looks like a painting ! So colourful, as if it has all the colours in this world !

Small Kucing said...

Lol....very good narrative. :)

I hv to apologise, cloudia coz when I was moderating comments this morning in my blog, I inadvertently deleted one of your comments. Sorry about that. Thanks for dropping by